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Austin Butler Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Austin Butler?
Austin Robert Butler is a famous American actor, famous for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrman’s 2022 musical biopic Elvis
He started his career on television, first in roles on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon and later on in teen dramas. His appearances include recurring parts on The CW’s Life Unexpected (2010-2011) and Switched at Birth (2011-2012). Butler became famous in the mid-2010s for starring in The Carrie Diaries (2013-2014) and The Shannara Chronicles (2016-2017). Most recently, he made his Broadway breakout in the 2018 revival of The Iceman Cometh and portrayed Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). Butler is set to star in the upcoming Apple war drama miniseries Masters of the Air.
Austin Butler Career
2005-2011: Early career in teen sitcoms
Following working as an extra on various TV series in 2005, he landed his first regular job as a background actor. He played the role of Lionel Scranton for two seasons on Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. Butler’s friend on the show, Lindsey Shaw introduced him to her manager, Pat Cutler, who signed him and launched his career. Since then, he started taking acting seriously as a career. Butler then got a guest starring role on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2007. He played the role of Derek Hanson alongside actress Miley Cyrus. In September of the same year, he played Jake Krandle in the episode “iLike Jake” on the Nickelodeon series iCarly.
Butler landed the main role on another Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 portraying James Garrett, the love interest of Jamie Lynn Spear’s title character Zoey in the 4th season in February 2008. In March of the same year, he appeared in an episode of Out of Jimmy’s Head playing the role of Lance in the episode titled ”Princess”. He then starred in 20th Century Fox’s family adventure movie Aliens in the Attic playing Jake Pearson, together with Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Doris Roberts, Carter Jenkins, and Kevin Nealon in July 2009. Butler’s character in the film, together with his family, battles to save their vacation home and the world from an alien invasion.
He then appeared in the starring role of Jordan Gallagher on the famous, nut short-lived ABC Family series Ruby & the Rockits the same summer. He appeared together with Patrick Cassidy and David Cassidy and his good friend Alexa Vega. In February 2010, he landed a recurring role as Jones on the CW series Life Unexpected. Later the same year, Butler guest-starred in episodes of the Disney Channel sitcoms Wizards of Waverly Place and Jonas and also on CSI: Miami and The Defenders.
The same year, his Aliens in the Attic co-star Ashley Tisdale invited him to audition for a lead role in the movie Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. This was a spin-off of Disney’s High School Musical franchise that followed the adventures of Sharpay Evans after high school as she tries to get her big break on Broadway. In the movie, he portrays Peyton Leverette, the love interest of Sharpay. The movie was then launched direct-to-DVD on April 19, 2011.
In 2011, Butler booked the recurring role of Wilke on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, debuting on June 27, 2011. That same year, he signed on to play the lead role of Zack Garvey in the Lifetime TV movie titled The Bling Ring, made by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Michael Lembeck. It was based on the burglary group of the same title that targeted the homes of Hollywood celebrities. The film was launched on September 26, 2011. He then guest-starred on the NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea? in January 2012.
How old is Austin Butler?
Austin Robert Bulter is aged 30 as of 2021, having been born on August 17, 1991, in Anaheim, California, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Robert De Niro, Mark Salling, Donnie Wahlberg, Sean Penn, Thierry Henry, Paige, Jon Gruden, Marcus Garvey, Rudy Gay, Lil B, Gracie Gold, and Columba Bush, among others.
Austin Butler Family
Who are Austin Butler’s parents?
Austin Robert Butler was born to Lori Anne Howell and David Butler in Anaheim, California. His mother was an aesthetician, and she died of cancer in 2014. At the age of seven, his parents divorced and separated.
Does Austin Butler have siblings?
Butler was born to his parents into a family of two children as the second-born. He has one older sibling, a sister Ashley Butler, born in 1986, who works as a background actor together with him on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
Austin Butler Education
Butler attended public school up to his seventh grade and then was home-schooled to be able to work out his work schedule. He was home-schooled up to the tenth grade and took the CHSPE to complete his formal high school education.
Austin Butler Interests
Butler loves creating and recording music and trained himself to play guitar at the age of thirteen and piano at sixteen. He likes collecting guitars and enjoys hobbies such as outdoor activities including basketball, hiking, cycling, and exercising.
Austin Butler Girlfriend
Butler is currently unmarried but has been linked to several relationships. From 2011 to 2020, he dated actress Vanessa Hudgens. He then began dating Model Kaia Gerber in late 2021.
Austin Butler Kids
Butler has not been married in his life and does not have any children of his own as of the present. He currently resides in Anaheim, his hometown.
Austin Butler Height
Butler has a young, muscular, and athletic body adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and a weight of 68 kg (150 lbs).
2012-2017: Leading roles in television
Butler went on to act in teen-oriented television series in his early twenties. However, he gained greater fame for his starring roles in The Carrie Diaries and later The Shannara Chronicles, and also branched into new stage and film projects. He then was cast in The CW’s Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries to play Sebastian Kydd, a brooding heartthrob attending the same high school as Carrie Bradshaw, played by AnnaSophia Robb in March 2012. The Carrie Diaries is based on Candace Bushnell’s novel by the same title and follows Bradshaw’s life in the 1980s as a teenager in New York City. The show was however canceled after two seasons on May 8, 2014.
It was then revealed that he had joined the cast of the play Death of the Author at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in April 2014. Butler played the role of Bradley, a pre-law student with a double major in political science and math, and is set to graduate from a wealthy university. The play is directed by Bart DeLorenzo and written by Steven Drukman. After previews on May 20, 2014, the play ran from May 28 to June 29. In September it was revealed that he had joined the cast of Arrow in the recurring role of Chase. His character was a DJ and a love interest of Willa Holland’s character Thea Queen.
Butler then co-starred alongside Miranda Cosgrove and Tom Sizemore in the 2015 thriller movie The Intruders and appeared in Kevin Smith’s 2016 horror-comedy movie Yoga Hosers, about 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie. The movie also stars Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment, and Harley Quinn Smith. He then started playing the role of Wil Ohmsford in The Shannara Chronicles, MTV’s television version of the Terry Brooks novel The Elfstones of Shannara in 2016. It was revealed that the series had been canceled following two seasons on January 16, 2018.
2018-present: Prestige projects and Elvis
Butler made his Broadway debut portraying Don Parritt, the ”lost bot” in The Iceman Cometh. Previews for the limited run started on March 26, 2018, and the play closed on July 1, 2018. He then appeared in the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as a fictional version of Mansion Family member Tex Watson in July 2019. The same year, he was cast as Elvis Presley in Elvis, a biographical movie about the singer directed by Baz Luhrmann.
The film premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 26, 2022, receiving a twelve-minute standing ovation from the audience, the longest at the year’s festival. It also opened the Guadalajara International Film Festival on June 10, 2022. His performance received critical acclaim and praise from the Presley family. Butler was cast as a lead in the war drama miniseries Masters of the Air in February 2021. It was then reported by Deadline Hollywood that Butler was in talks to portray Feyd-Rautha in the upcoming sci-fi epic Dune: Part Two. This was then confirmed in May 2022 before the movie’s pre-production.
Austin Butler Net Worth
American professional actor, Butler has been active in the film industry from 2005 to the present appearing in numerous films and television series. He earns a salary of $500,000 per year and has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $4 million as of 2022.